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Meet the Chair

Wes Hall

Wes Hall, Executive Chairman and Founder of WeShall Investments, overcame humble beginnings in rural Jamaica to become a prominent figure in Canadian business. Starting his career as a mail clerk on Bay Street, he transformed a $100K loan into Canada's leading shareholder advisory firm, Kingsdale Advisors. His expertise played a pivotal role in significant business transactions, and he is recognized for his philanthropic efforts, such as founding the BlackNorth Initiative. Wes serves on several boards and has received 6 honorary doctorates and other prestigious awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Business Leader from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and the Nation Builder Award from the Empire Club. In 2024, Wes was named one of Bay Street's top 40 most influential figures in the past 4 decades by the The Globe and Mail. In addition to his business achievements, Wes is an accomplished author, podcast host, and television personality, making him a sought-after speaker and guest on Canadian business news channels.

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